A total of 4,431.68 tons of Russian soybeans recently passed through Nantong port in East China’s Jiangsu province, according to an ntfabu.com report on July 31.
This was the first batch of soybeans imported from Russia since the signing of a development plan on deepening Sino-Russian soybean cooperation on June 10.
The soybeans were purchased by COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation) and shipped from Vladivostok to Nantong.
This was the first time that a bulk order of soybeans from Russia passed through Nantong port.
This is considered a good sign for the expansion of grain shipping services among regions along the Yangtze River and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The “YONGHONG 9”, a ship carrying soybeans imported from Russia, berths at a port in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
Nantong customs officials inspect soybeans imported from Russia. [Photo/ntfabu.com]